Today’s preschool unit is the letter “A”.
Book we used:  “Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie”

I let my daughter point out the letter A’s in the book and we talked about how apple has the short A sound.  We also talked about other A words, like Alligator, Adam (as in Adam and Eve), and Ant.  But today’s focus was the apple.
Our craft project was really simple. 
Here’s what we used:
  1. 3 popsickle sticks
  2. construction paper – red, green, and one other color of choice
  3. glue
  4. Dot A Dot Art Makers
 What we did:
Just  take one of the popsicle sticks and cut in half.  Have child form the letter A on the construction paper using all 3 popsicle sticks.
Then glue onto paper.
Using the Dot A Dot Art maker, have child dot-paint the letter A. Then using the red and green construction paper, cut out an apple and stem.  Have child glue it onto the paper beside the letter A.
That’s it!

gluing the popsicle sticks

“Z” forms her letter A.  She is very pleased with her creation!

Dot-painting her letter A
Apple and stem already glued and more dot-painting.
Our A was a little sidways but we thought it just had character! “Z” proudly displays her work of art.

We continued with the theme of “A” by attempting to bake an apple pie.
We got this far:

Ok, so we did bake a pie— BUT let’s just say it wasn’t perfect.  But oh, was it fun! 🙂